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DeAngela Burns-Wallace is the CEO and president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She held administrative positions at Stanford University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Kansas.
Bryana French has been appointed associate chair in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Creston Herron was named director of orchestral activities at the University of Kansas and Jamie Waters is a new associate professor of Old Testament studies at Boston College.
Taking on new duties relating to diversity at universities are Bi Awosika at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dorothy Hines at the University of Kansas, Jai-Me Potter-Rutledge for the School of Public Health at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity in higher education are Barbara Lofton of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Linwood B. Whitten at Cleveland State University, Shawna Nesbitt at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Nicole Hodges Persley at the University of Kansas.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Tony Laing at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nkenge Friday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Jamila Jefferson-Jones at the University of Kansas School of Law.
The four Black faculty in new roles or posts are Malinda Wilson-Swoope at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, Peter Ukpokodu at the University of Kansas, Norrisa Haynes at Yale Medical School, and Fousseni Chabi-Yo in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Taking on new duties are Jeremy Faulk at Lincoln University in Missouri, Edvige Jean-François, at Georgia State University, Wendell Philips at Fayetteville State University, Monique Michelle Dozier at the University of California, Riverside, Rodney L. Demery at Grambling State University, and Nakita Haynie at the University of Kansas.
The new administrators are Wesley Fountain at Fayetteville State, Samantha Jones at Mississippi State, Makda Fessahaye at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Johnny Bernard Hill at North Carolina Central, Roshaunda Ross-Orta at Vanderbilt, William Moultrie at West Carolina, and Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas.
In 1990, Newman acquired a full-time teaching position at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville where he remained until he retired as professor emeritus in 2013. Newman presented his artwork in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, in Jamaica, and Macedonia.
Taking on new administrative assignments are Joseph M. Corazzini at Clark University, Andrea Sankey at Prairie View A&M University, Lorri L. Saddler at Clark Atlanta University, Maurita N. Poole at Tulane University, Nelson Mosely at the University of Kansas, Brittany Straw at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Haley Gingles at Winston-Salem State University.
The five African Americans taking on new diversity roles are G. Christopher Hunt at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Randi Congleton at the University of Pittsburgh, Herman Gray at Wayne State University in Detroit, Natara Gray at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas.
The five Black faculty members who have been promoted or assigned to new posts are Jospeh Jordan at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Karida Brown at Fisk University in Nashville, John Francis at the Yale School of Medicine, and Deidra Hodges at Florida International University in Miami.
After interviewing campus housing administrators, staff, and students at three major universities, Zak Foste of the University of Kansas found that students of color who lived in predominantly White facilities commonly reported not feeling welcome, being uncomfortable with roommates, and avoiding spending time in their residence.
The five African Americans appointed to new administrative posts are Aisha Jackson at the University of Colorado Boulder, Melvin Jackson at North Carolina State University, Mechell Clark McCrary at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Kevin Joseph at the University of Kansas, and Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama.
Dr. Crosby joined the faculty at Kent State University in 1969. There he founded the Institute for African American Affairs, which later became the department of Pan-African studies. He led the Black studies programs at the university for a quarter century.
Dr. Schnavia Smith Hatcher has been serving as director of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Earlier, Dr. Hatcher was the founding director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2012 to 2016.
The four African American scholars who are beginning new assignments are Josef Sorett at Columbia University in New York City, Lerone A. Martin at Washington University in St. Louis, Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby at North Carolina State University, and Kristopher A. Oliveira at the University of Kansas.
Here is this week’s listing of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.
Since 2014, Dr. Hinton has served as president of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Before becoming president at the College of St. Benedict, Dr. Hinton was vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.
Dr. Gray-Little became the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas in 2009. She is the only woman to serve in that role. Dr. Gray-Little stepped down as chancellor after the 2016-17 academic year.
The program is designed to offer graduate students and working professionals the tools and techniques to better navigate leadership opportunities within the context of social diversity and equity in the United States.
A new study from the University of Kansas shows that when groups who have enjoyed status and prestige for a long time are forced to accept outsiders into their customary categories, they can move down to what formerly was a less prime slot and use their influence to redefine the terms of categorization.
Akinlolu O. Ojo was named executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Robin Renee Davis will be dean of the Sydney Lewis School of Business at Virginia Union University and Linda Burton has been named dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.
Those appointed to new administrative positions are Assata Zerai at the University of New Mexico, Sean C. Garrick at the University of Illinois, Alexis Smith at the Mississippi University for Women, Bulaong Ramiz-Hall at the University of Kansas, and Christopher Jefferson at Pennsylvania State University.
Since 2014, Dereck J. Rovaris Sr. has served as vice provost for diversity at Louisiana State University. Earlier, he was associate vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at the Louisiana State University Heath Sciences Center in New Orleans.
The study of foreign languages and cultures will be a foundational element of the minor, as well as regional competency and cultural understanding.
Taking on new assignments are Stephanie Miles-Richardson of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Jennifer Hamer at Pennsylvania State University, and Gregory Crichlow at the University of Kansas.
Currently, Dr. Lang serves as the interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, where he's been a faculty member since 2011. He will assume his new duties on July 1, 2019.
Using eye-tracking devices, researchers found that young White Americans looked longer at messages from White Twitter users about Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests. But when questioned, the participants stated that that they would be more likely to engage with Black Twitter users.
The researchers found that Black girls with disabilities had the highest rate of overrepresentation in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension. Black boys experienced a greater representation in in-school suspension.
These practices in the classroom attribute health problems to individual choices and divide students into those who are deemed ready for a general chemistry or anatomy lab from those who need to apply the laboratory work to correct problems in their personal lives.
A new study by scholars at the University of Kansas and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has found that people do not change their opinions of the police after being presented with statistics of racial disparities in police stops.
The Black Book Interactive Project at the University of Kansas is building the first searchable digital collection of previously unavailable and understudied African-American novels. Maryemma Graham, University Distinguished Professor of English, is overseeing the project.
The KUEST (KU Engineering, Science and Technology) program aims to expand and fill the pipeline of underrepresented engineers, including women and minorities, with an array of programs aimed at students as young as middle school.
In 1939, Lucile Bluford, who had worked as a journalist for several newspapers, applied for admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was accepted for admission but later was turned away when university officials saw the color of her skin.
Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.